Re:Verse passage – Job 1:13-22 (day six)
As I write this blog post and read this passage, I can’t help but think of the 2.5 million refugees in Ukraine and the Afghan refugees here in our city. Since August there have been over 1,763 Afghan evacuees who have arrived in San Antonio since August with another 1,000 – 2,000 estimated to have moved here on their own. They’ve all experienced great loss and I wonder who of them believes in the God of the Bible. I wonder if they “have sinned and charged God with wrong?” I think most of these people would blame God or blame someone else.
Job’s life is an example of how we can lose everything in an instant. We also learn that God is in control of everything good and bad. Of course, the chaos today can be attributed to poor human choices and selfishness, but it still bothers most of us because we know that God could stop it. What I can’t stand is how the righteous Followers of Christ suffer at the hands of evil. It makes me want Jesus to come back quickly and stop the injustice. We all should be discontent with this world in the state that it is in. If we are in Christ then 2 Corinthians 5:4 should be our disposition, “For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.” Are you “longing for a better country, a heavenly one (Heb 11:16)” or are you too comfortable here?
Let’s all pray with the Apostle John, “Come quickly Lord Jesus! (Rev 22:20)” Pray for the Faithful to ensure under persecution. Pray for everyone who had lost so much to know the Lord and be comforted by His merciful hand.